Since 1972 AEL DDS, based in Port Louis, Mauritius, has been
involved in the logistics and transportation of petroleum and
hazardous products for the major petroleum companies in Mauritius
and Rodrigues. AEL DDS is part of the Taylor Smith Group, a
privately-owned family business dating back to 1868 based in
Mauritius, with activities also in the Seychelles and Rodrigues.
A well-known employer on Mauritius, Taylor Smith Group has a
team of 800 people operating across 16 business units, including
AEL DDS who employ 160 of those and operate under the logistics and
distribution arm of the business. AEL DDS is ISO accredited
and was awarded the best transporter title in Africa in 2006 and
acquired the professional hauler status.
AEL DDS has been using IMDG Code e-learning to train their staff
since 2015. They recently purchased Refresher courses for
training in IMDG Code Amendment 39-18. Robert Desvaux, Managing
Director commented, "We have been training our key staff with the
IMDG Code e-learning courses for several years now and find them a
cost-effective way of keeping them up to date with the regulations.
The online training method suits our business. Also as IMDG Code
e-learning is approved by the competent authority in Mauritius we
know that the certificates that the staff have once they have
completed their courses will be recognised as proof of training and
that gives us confidence in this qualification."
IMDG Code e-learning is a cost-effective online training
tool for all shore side staff involved in the handling and
transport of dangerous goods by sea. It was developed in
collaboration with the International Maritime
Organization, and gives high quality training that complies
with both the general awareness and function specific training
requirements in the IMDG Code.